A 1-year-old girl who was found unconscious last week at Irving home has died and a teen faces charges in the case, police said Monday.
Investigators also believe Allante M. Edwards, 19, abused his own 6-month-old son.
Edwards was arrested last week and faces two counts of injury to a child, police said Monday.
Investigators began an investigation Wednesday after emergency crews responded to a home in the 1900 block of Rosebud Drive.
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When they arrived, crews found an unresponsive child in the home. The girl was taken to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas where it was determined that the child had suffered a severe brain injury and other internal injuries, police said.
The girl had been at home with Edwards, her mother’s boyfriend and two other young children including Edwards’ 6-month-old son, police said.
Detectives interviewed Edwards about the girl’s injuries.
Based on Edwards’ story and other details that investigators discovered, Edwards was arrested.
Doctors later examined Edwards’ son and a 3-year-old girl who were in the house at the time crews found the unconscious child.
“The 6-month-old was also found to have injuries consistent with having been assaulted,” Officer James McLellan said in a Monday news release.
McLellan said detectives were notified Monday morning that the 1-year-old girl had died after being removed from life support.
Edwards remained in the Irving Jail Monday in lieu of $125,000 bail.